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Title: Corruption, fertility, and human capital
Authors: Varvarigos, Dimitrios
Arsenis, Panagiotis
First Published: 18-Nov-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 109, pp. 145-162
Abstract: We build an overlapping generations model in which reproductive households face a child quantity–child quality trade-off and bureaucrats are delegated with the task of delivering public services that support the accumulation of human capital. By integrating the theoretical analyses of endogenous growth, corruption and fertility choices, we show that the negative relation between fertility and economic development may also be affected by differences in the magnitude of bureaucratic corruption.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.11.006
ISSN: 0167-2681
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 2014 Elsevier B.V. After embargo this will be an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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